Expert insights on the design and implementation of interactive patient websites for people with chronic pain. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Humans
  • Software Design
  • Switzerland
  • User-Computer Interface

MeSH Major

  • Chronic Pain
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Social Media
  • Software

abstract

  • Chronic pain is a burden on an individual, social and economic level. Growing published research outlines various innovative online solutions aimed at addressing this issue, including interactive patient websites. This paper presents expert insights regarding an existing interactive chronic pain website, 'ONESELF', operating in Switzerland. Based on their experience, members of the research team involved in the 'ONESELF' project were asked to reflect about what they understood to be key considerations salient to designing and implementing such interventions. Thematic analysis uncovered five main themes that these experts used to interpret what worked, when and why in 'ONESELF' design and implementation: health literacy, Internet literacy, access to healthcare, adherence and attrition, and health outcomes. These findings may serves as a base to assist Australian health researchers and practitioners working toward developing effective interactive patient websites for people with chronic pain.

publication date

  • 2014

has subject area

  • Chronic Pain
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Humans
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Social Media
  • Software
  • Software Design
  • Switzerland
  • User-Computer Interface

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 25087536

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 110

end page

  • 115

volume

  • 204